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Privacy Policy

1. General

HealthLeaders Media, a division of BLR (Business & Legal Resources) respects the privacy of every individual who visits or is a member of HealthLeaders Media ("HealthLeadersMedia.com"). HealthLeaders Media wants you to fully understand what information we gather from you, how that information is collected, how that information is used, and how you can control the collection and/or use of information about you. So please read this Policy carefully.

The Privacy Policy for HealthLeadersMedia.com (“Site”) constitutes a legal agreement between you and BLR (“Agreement”). We reserve the right to amend this Agreement at any time, without prior notice, which amendment(s) are to be fully effective upon posting on the Site. By accessing the content and services made available on this Site (collectively “Services”), you are agreeing to all the terms and conditions of the Agreement, whether or not you register as a member of the Services. Using the Services means you accept this Agreement as it appears at the time of your access. We want and encourage you to review our Privacy Policy and other policies on a regular basis. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the HealthLeadersMedia.com Terms of Use.

2. Personally Identifiable Information

There are cases in which HealthLeaders Media may ask you for personally identifiable information, such as your name, mailing address, and e-mail address (“Personally Identifiable Information”). For example, we request Personally Identifiable Information for online shopping or transactions or for other services that require registration or subscription. We may also collect information from e-mail, letters, or other correspondence that you send us. HealthLeaders Media will not collect any Personally Identifiable Information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily, with the exception of your computer's IP address. The IP address is an identifier unique to each computer or Internet usage session.

When you do provide us with Personally Identifiable Information, HealthLeaders Media may:

  1. Store and process that information to enhance your experience with HealthLeaders Media so that we provide a service that is relevant and easy to use;
  2. Use that information to contact you for informational, marketing, and promotional purposes on behalf of HealthLeaders Media and third parties, including such benefits as welcoming you back to HealthLeaders Media or informing you of service enhancements or promotional items;
  3. To the extent required to provide our services, share Personally Identifiable Information with any merchants that may offer their products and services through HealthLeaders Media;
  4. Share information about your product purchases through HealthLeaders Media with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, or other third parties;
  5. Disclose that Information to third parties when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) HealthLeaders Media's rights or property, other members or users of HealthLeaders Media, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities; and
  6. Disclose that information to third parties when we believe in good faith that the disclosure is required by law or a court of competent jurisdiction; and
  7. As HealthLeaders Media continues to develop its business, we may sell or buy other businesses or assets. A buyer or successor will have access to our customer lists as this information is considered a transferable business asset.

Except as stated in this Policy, or as otherwise stated at the time that the Personally Identifiable Information is gathered, we will not provide Personally Identifiable Information to third parties.

BLR is not a legal services provider and your use of the Site does not create an attorney/client or other confidential or privileged relationship.

BLR may give you the opportunity to share materials (“Contributions”) through various forums and blogs that BLR may make available through the Services. If elect to submit Contributions, all portions of such Contributions will become publicly available and may be viewed by anyone. Any Personally Identifiable Information that you elect to include as part of your Contributions will cease to be considered Personally Identifiable Information hereunder.

3. Non-personally Identifiable Information

HealthLeaders Media may also collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. Examples of this type of information may include your age, gender, interests and preferences, the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, and the domain name of the company or organizational Web site from which you linked to HealthLeaders Media. HealthLeaders Media may share this information with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, or other third parties. For example, HealthLeaders Media may inform a sponsor that membership of HealthLeaders Media is x percent females and y percent males. This data is used to customize HealthLeaders Media's content and advertising and to deliver better experience to our members and users.

4. Opting Out

From time to time, HealthLeaders Media, its parent company BLR and its subsidiaries, will send you e-mail newsletters, product announcements, surveys, or other information via e-mail. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the e-mail newsletters and product announcements.

5. Shopping on HealthLeadersMedia.com

You may order products online, over the telephone, by fax, by mail or by e-mail. Please see below for our purchase and payment options:

  1. Credit Card: Your credit card will be charged as soon as you check out. We accept American Express, VISA, or MasterCard.
  2. Mail Orders: For inquiries, please call 800-727-5257. Or write to HealthLeaders Media, Order Processing, 100 Winners Circle, Suite 300, Brentwood, TN 37027.
  3. Telephone, Live Customer Service, or E-mail Orders: Please call our Customer Service Department at 800-727-5257 (Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm Central Standard Time) to order over the telephone or to ask questions. You may also e-mail orders or questions to customerservice@healthleadersmedia.com. We answer all e-mail requests received during business hours the same day. We respond the next business morning to e-mail requests received during the weekend or holidays.

6. Children

HealthLeaders Media is not directed to individuals under 13 years of age, and HealthLeaders Media does not intend to collect any Personally Identifiable Information from such individuals. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not attempt to use the Site or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 years may provide any personal information to or on the Site. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 years without verification of parental consent, then we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13 years, please contact us at customerservice@healthleadersmedia.com.

7. Cookies

"Cookies" are electronic files stored on your hard drive. Cookies cannot read data off your hard drive; they store identification information about you. HealthLeaders Media, like the operators of many other Web sites, uses the cookies to identify you when you visit HealthLeaders Media. HealthLeaders Media may also use the cookie to recognize you to help ensure the security of confidential information. HealthLeaders Media uses the information from cookies to personalize services and determine the amount and type of traffic at HealthLeadersMedia.com. Cookies also provide us with information about your "clickstream"-the way that you navigate through HealthLeaders Media so that we can better design HealthLeadersMedia.com for your use.

Most browsers allow you to disable or delete your cookies. HealthLeaders Media would prefer to provide you with personalized services through cookies since not all services may be available to those who disable or delete cookies.

8. Links to Other Web Sites

HealthLeaders Media may provide links to various other Web sites. HealthLeaders Media assumes no responsibility for the information practices of sites that you are able to access through HealthLeaders Media. These links to other sites do not imply any affiliation or endorsement of a linked site.

9. Security

The importance of security of all Personally Identifiable Information associated with our users is of utmost concern to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure. While we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, HealthLeaders Media can't ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your Personally Identifiable Information, we will take reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

9. Your Privacy Rights (CA Residents)

Under California's "Shine the Light" law, CA residents have the right to request the names and addresses of any external companies with which BLR has shared their customer information over the past year. If you are a CA resident and wish to make a request, please contact customerservice@healthleadersmedia.com. You will receive a response within 30 days, as granted under the law.

10. Non-US User

The Services are hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the Site from a jurisdiction with privacy laws or regulations that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Site and Services, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

11. Who to Contact

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you should contact HealthLeaders Media's Customer Service Department by telephone at 800-727-5257 or e-mail via customerservice@healthleadersmedia.com.